Before the 2019 NBA complimentary agency, nobody ever thought that Al Horford would be leaving the Boston Celtics. After the 2018-19 NBA season officially concerned an end, the initial belief was that Horford would be opting out of the last year of his contract and sign a longer deal with the Celtics. Sadly, throughout their free agency conference, Horford’s camp and the Celtics failed to reach a contract concerning a new contract. As a result, the veteran huge male ended up signing a four-year, $109 million offer to join Boston’s Eastern Conference rivals, the Philadelphia 76ers.
In a recent interview with Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald, Al Horford discussed a number of topics, including his departure from the Celtics this summertime. Like most people, Horford was disappointed with the result of the 2018-19 NBA season for the Celtics considering that they had one of the most talented lineups in the league. Nevertheless, Horford said that having too many talented players did more harm than helpful for the Celtics.
In spite of how things ended in between him and the Celtics, Al Horford claimed that he doesn’t hold any ill will against his previous team, saying that they just did what they thought was best for the franchise.
” In their eyes, I feel that they did the very best that they could and what made good sense to them,” Horford stated. “And undoubtedly, you understand, I seem like they have actually always made a point of my age– and I understand that, me being 33 years old. However they did what they felt was best for them and what makes sense for them.”